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Kansai Yamamoto 新ブランド始動、エンターテインメントとリアルクローズの二刀流に挑戦。Kansai Yamamoto brings his charisma, entertainment to all

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今回のリバイバルライン「kansai yamamoto」は、デイビットボウイに対する寛斎さんなりの想いも込められているのではないだろうか。

“I want to wear this on my tour”

And with these words, the longstanding relationship between designer Kansai Yamamoto and David Bowie (nee, Ziggy Stardust) began. And how these two created something new by smashing together Japanese culture with Bowie’s charismatic style is now stuff of legend.

And on June of this year, Kansai Yamamoto is embarking on another journey, trying to keep the legend alive with a brand that is far more accessible than any of his artistic pieces have ever been.

This “revived” line is called “kansai yamamoto” (stylized in small letters) and very likely came about from Kansai’s desire to re-approach the relationship he had with Bowie, in a romance that was born from art.

david bowie in kansai yamamoto costume

「kansai yamamoto」では、刺激的なグラフィックをシンプルなTシャツやスウェットに落とし込み、若い人でも手の届きやすいものになっている。



2015年はスーパーエネルギー! produced by KANSAI YAMAMOTOとして、アーカイブと最新コレクションを着た200名以上のキャストが出演したショーとなった。今年は、それを越える500名のキャストになる模様。その中には、コンゴのファッション集団サプールや、EXILEのusaなども!また、ドレスキャンプやクリスチャンダダとのコラボも見られるようだ。





The new kansai yamamoto line is comprised mostly of Kansai’s infamous graphics, parlayed into t-shirts and sweatshirts, made easy to get a hold of and wear for the new generation. As for new items, there are kansai yamamoto logo t-shirts, and more pop-motifs like lips.

Getting back to David Bowie, the two of them came together at perhaps the biggest turning point in both of their lives. At that time, Kansai started to become more well-known in Europe and it was then he started the “Energetic Japan Project”, turning his shows into a tour and large-scale things of entertainment. Perhaps it was something that rubbed off of Bowie as a performer onto Kansai.

In 2015, Kansai held the “Super Energy!” show, with over 200 participants wearing clothes from his vibrant archive as well as new pieces. This year, they are prepared to dress 500 models, entertainers, and volunteers in Kansai’s rainbow. There will also be collaborations with Dresscamp and Christian Dada to look forward to.

This year, we were all shocked and saddened when Bowie left this earth. As many from the music, art and fashion world came together to offer condolences and express their anguish, Kansai decided to pick up where he left off, through charisma and happiness, with his “Energy” shows.

No matter Kansai’s age, his charisma and energy certainly never cedes (I worked with him on a pop-up shop, I can vouch!). And even after he may leave us, the power will be in his clothes for a very long time.

kansai yamamoto nippon genki projevt 2015

kansai yamamoto nippon genki projevt 2015

kansai yamamoto nippon genki projevt 2015

kansai yamamoto nippon genki projevt 2016


kansai yamamoto debut collection 2016:

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kansai yamamoto 2016

kansai yamamoto 2016

kansai yamamoto 2016

kansai yamamoto 2016




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